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Smart Hoops Comparison Guide
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email chelsea@bridson.me
Link to this page:
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Source[1]
http://bit.ly/comparesmarthoops
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Name and
Link to Website
Company
Price**
Discounts
Sizes
Tubing (inches)
Weight
LED
Density
Warranty

Availability /
Wait Time
Battery
Gap
Remove
Battery
Charging
Port
Connection
Type
Favorite
Mode Save
Adjust
Brightness
Remote
Freeze
Mode
Resize
Retube
Counter
balance
Services
Pattern Customizability
Mode Selection
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Atomic EvokeAstral
Hoops
$379 -
$429
No longer offering discounts.13" - 45" ID5/8 3/4 PP
5/8 3/4 7/8 1 HDPE
see sheet30
60 (+$50)
1 yearShips in 1-3 weeks3/4 0.0"
5/8 0.0"
No
Custom charging portinternalyesJoystickNoyes$45 - $65$50light: 2 batteries
med:
resize, retube, and repairHigh. Use the Atomic Design web application to create original light patterns using any Windows/ Mac computer. Only certain colors available 165 modes. Access 15 favorite modes quickly with preset feature. Cycle through presets or mode sets at 10s or 30s intervals using scan feature. Two random pattern generation modes.
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Hyperion HoopArgent Data
Systems
$350 -
$370
code: TWINS
$100 off twin hoops only
22" - 40" ID3/4 HDPE
3/4 PP
see sheet602 yearsShips in 12-16 weeks Rush order +$100 (5 business days)1.5 "Yes + 2 slot portMicro USBinternalyesRemote7 key
44 key
yes1 free downsize
$201 battery
2 or 3 point balance available
1 free down-size
resize, retube, and repair
Use any image editor to create original light patterns using any Windows/ Mac/ Linux Computer 1000+ presets. Two remotes cycle through patterns and save presets. Buttons to add chasers, change chaser motion, and to change pattern motion (for motion sensor modes.)
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Phoenix HoopSpinFX$495code: RLUST
code: HOOPMOVMNT
31", 33", 35" OD 3/4 PPsee sheet601 yearDelivered in 4-6 weeks0.5 "NoMicro USBinternalyes7 key remote7 keyyes$30$355 batteries
star balance
resize, retube, and repairUse any image editor to create original light patterns using any Windows / Mac / Linux Computer 200+ modes. Create your own modes and upload to the hoop via USB. Random function cycles through all modes.
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Hulalab HoopHulalab$14031" ID3/4 PP9.5 oz301 yearShips next day0.0"NoMicro USBinternalyesnonoyes$45$30yesresize, retube, repair, engraveNone Use push button to select one of 12 modes. Current mode is saved when turned off.
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psikohooppsihoops$35027" - 37" OD3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
7.45 ounces
(34" OD PP)
366 monthsauction0.0"NoMicroUSBinternalyesYesNoyesNo$45quad balance
3 batteries + connector
retube and repairCreate custom patterns using the compose quiver.Use gestures to switch patterns, lock a pattern, save favorite patterns, and create custom patterns.
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Plasma Smart HoopHybrid Hoops$350 base8+ weeks0.0"
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Solaris Simple Smart HoopHybrid Hoops$2008+ weeks0.0"
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Future Hoop ShuffleMood
Hoops
$299check MoodHoops.com for deals3/4” tubing - 27” to 42” OD
5/8” tubing - 27” to 33” OD
5/8” HDPE
3/4" HDPE
3/4" Polypro
7/8” HDPE
~14.2 oz
(33" OD PP)
361 yearShips in 5 days3” in 3/4” tubing,
5” in 5/8” tubing
YesN/Aexternalnonononono$45yesretubing and repairs, no resizingNone. Choose from 4 mode categories. Hoop will cycle randomly through modes in that category every 5-8 seconds. No options to stay on a single pattern without purchasing the optional remote. Modes are Motif, Spiral, Iso, and Galaxy.
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Future Hoop RemoteMood
Hoops
$39927" to 42" OD3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
~13.8 oz
(33" OD PP)
361 year(7"?)YesN/Aexternalyesyes7 key
44 key
yesno$45yesretubing and repairs, no resizing, convert to internal connectionMedium-High. Can adjust patterns with the included remote as well as queuing patterns.
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Future Hoop ProMood
Hoops
$42527” to 36”
minis 22” to 26”
3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
~11.8 oz
(33" OD PP)
361 year0.0" †noUSBinternalyesyes7 key
44 key
yesno$45yesretubing and repairs, no resizingMedium-High. Can adjust patterns with the included remote as well as queuing patterns.
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HelixProton
Labs
$280
+$20 PP
Helix owners - chance to win $100 giftcard for review26"-36" ID3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
~11.2 ounces
(31" ID PP)
601 yearShips in 1-2 weeks~ 4.0 "noMicro USBinternalnoonly with
PC software
noyesnoyes4 batteries
quad balance
retube, and repair
$0 - $100
no resizing
Medium-High. Can edit any of the included patterns using the Windows-only software included with purchase. Modes cannot be moved, only changed. 200+ modes. Edit modes using the included PC software. Several random mode cycle options available.
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ZL Hoop Gen 2Zillion Lights LLC$379 - $399Follows us on Instagram @ZLHulaHoops27",28",29",30",31",32" ID3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE Coming Soon
~9 - 11 ounces602 yearShips Under 5 Biz Days0.0" Custom Design No LED GapsYesN/Aexternalyesyes24 keysyesyesDYI Retube SystemyesRepair, Retube, Resize, Upgrade1250 Unique Smart Patterns - Patterns on hoop are directly customizable in 1000++ Ways with Remote, Capable of Overlays, Underlays, Offsetting Patterns on Hoop, Strobing, Sparkling, All Patterns turn into Rainbow or Various Colors with click of Remote ButtonHoop is build on custom framework, each pattern is applied to framework and can be customized in many different ways. Hoop has 9 color wheels loaded and a 104 on memory + Special Rainbow Mode that converts all patterns into a Rainbows. 1000 ++ MODES - Comes with Custom Remote, Everything is controlled through Remote
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Mandalazen hoop$229on sale for $18924", 28", 30", 32", 34", 36", 38", 40", 42"5/8 3/4 PP
5/8 3/4 7/8 HDPE
12-18 ounces156 monthsno longer available3.5" gapless available ($50)YesN/Ainternal 3/4+
external 5/8
yes10 key
$35$503 Pointrepair, retube, resizenone300 modes
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PhotonBattery
Dude
$35028", 31", 33" OD3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
*****~306 months
electrical
only
no longer available0.0"NoMicroUSBinternalyesPower Saver or
Brightness Boost
NoyesNo$50Yes
(3 or 6 battery)
repair, retube, no resizingLow. Can customize presets with modes to create playlists of patterns. No customizations of the actual light patterns.705 modes
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Larrylights Remote Smart HoopLarryLights$250
$270 PP
check the Larrylights Facebook page for flash sales
code: Kaylamartin10off
28"-34" ID3/4 HDPE
3/4 PP
361 yearno longer available< 2.0"YesNointernal 3/4
external 5/8
yesyesyes$70$60yes1 free resize resize, retube and repair
$50-$100
300+ patterns
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Larrylights Remote Smart Hoop ProLarryLights$350
$370 PP
28" - 34" ID3/4 HDPE
3/4 PP
11.33 oz
28"
361 yearno longer available0.0"noMicro USBinternal 3/4
external 5/8
yesyesyes$70$60yes
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Buyer Beware
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The Kinetic HoopElectric Lifestylz$175
(base)
32", 34", 36", 38" OD 3/4 PP
3/4, 1 HDPE
13.6 oz
(34" ID HDPE)
48life-time
limited
Ships in 3-5 daysyes, unknown sizeyesnonoYes
+$55
remote---1 battery +
counter weight
this company has received many complaints of bad service and poor reviewsMedium. Can choose modes to be included on the hoop upon purchase with the higher priced custom model.40 modes. Can choose your own modes with the higher priced custom model. Modes are in constant shuffle, no option to select a single mode unless remote is purchased.
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MobiusIllumiNation$320
(base)
30" - 41" OD3/4 PP
3/4 7/8 HDPE
~14.2 oz
(30" OD PP)
302 yearsnot available---no------noyes------3 batteries
tri balance
Company non -responsive. Medium-High. Can customize and adjust patterns with color controls and animation Controls on the hoop.
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SynthLED Artistry$32530", 33", 34", 37" OD3/4 PP
3/4 HDPE
~11.7 ounces
(32" ID PP)
1 yearnot available0.0"noyesyesnoyesmaybe---4 batteries
quad balance
company non-responsive since June 2013Low. Can customize favorite banks with modes to create custom light shows. No customizations of the actual light patterns.Select from 160 modes. Random function cycles through all pattern modes at adjustable intervals.
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OmegaGnar Hoops11 oz
(29" PP)
60only 4 ever made0.0"noyesinternal 3/4no4 batteries
quad balance
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Notes
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Legend
* A lot of info was taken from the source. I transposed the data (rows --> columns) and added a few of my own columns, as well as the separate sheets for hoop weights
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excl.
excluding
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PPpolypro**
Price does not include shipping or upgrades
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ID
inner diameter
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OD
outer diameter
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LED Density
the number of LEDS per meter of tubing, higher density means more LEDs fit into the same size hoop
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See chart
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DIY LED Smart Hoop
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Hyperion - 3.15 Wh (removable battery)
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FutureHoop - 3.15 Wh (removable, same as above)
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Phoenix - 6.47 Wh
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Photon - 7.7 Wh
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Helix - 4.7 Wh
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Omega - 3.4 Wh (NiMH)
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Synth - 3.4 Wh (NiMH)
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